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By: Kevin Asp on May 18th, 2016

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Social Media and HIPAA

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Meet Dr. Kryger, who will discuss the relationship between social media and HIPAA

On Tuesday,  June 14th, Meir Kryger, MD, will be discussing HIPAA and social media - a most important topic for sleep technologists! 

About Dr. Kryger

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Dr. Kryger joined the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Health System, November 2011 and was previously Professor of Medicine, University of Manitoba where he established the first clinical laboratory studying patients with sleep breathing problems in Canada.

Dr. Kryger has published more than 200 research articles and book chapters. He is the Chief Editor of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, and the author of A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders, The iGuide to Sleep, The Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review.   He has been President of both the Canadian Sleep Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

He is on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, DC.  He is a recipient of the William C. Dement Award for Academic Achievement in Sleep Medicine and in 2011, he received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the Canadian Sleep Society at the meeting of the World Association of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Kryger graduated from the McGill University Medical School, interned at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and completed his internal medicine training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.  His pulmonary fellowship was at the University of Colorado, followed by two years of research training.  He is boarded in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

 

Here is what Dr. Kryger will present during Tuesday's general track session on June 14th  from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ethics and Social Media

Objectives:

  1. List forms of social media.
  2. Review HIPAA regulations.
  3. Apply HIPAA regulations to the social media environment.
  4. Assess ethical issues related to social media.
We hope to see you at the AAST's 38th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in June!

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